Up Close & Personal with MuMu Fresh – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – September 12th, 2018

Up Close & Personal with MuMu Fresh

Up Close & Personal with MuMu Fresh

Wed · September 12, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$20 ADV- $22 DOS + Fees

Mezzanine tickets are subject to a premium service fee that will be applied at checkout.

MuMu Fresh
MuMu Fresh
Many may know Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh for her viral break out performance on August Greene’s Tiny Desk concert on NPR this past February. Others know her as the voice behind Ford’s new #BornToRoll campaign celebrating women of color in various fields of work and study. But if you have been following her journey for some time then you would know although she is a breath of fresh air, as many describe her, she is no rookie to the music scene.
Since receiving a Grammy nomination for her vocal contribution to The Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right” in 2007, the singer, emcee, songwriter, activist, mentor and workshop facilitator has been making waves in the international Indie music scene as a solo and accompanying artist.
Maimouna Youssef has shared stages with music giants such as Sting, Nas, Common, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Ed Sheeran, Queen Latifah, Bobby Mcferrin, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Aloe Blacc, Bruno Mars, Jussie Smollett, Fred Yonnet, Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey, Angelique Kidjo, Lalah Hathaway, Femi Kuti, and more. Mumu Fresh has traveled the world wide as a supporting vocalist for legends such as Congolese Vocal Acapella group Zap Mama, Late night Jimmy Fallon’s band, The Roots and is currently on tour with Grammy & Oscar award winner, Common.
Maimouna Youssef is a Musical Ambassador for the United States and has travelled worldwide performing her original music and facilitating workshops for youth on ‘addressing gender based violence through music.’ She is a huge advocate for ‘Artistic Activism’ and social justice. Youssef has worked with the Congressional Black Caucus for several years as an artist activist on their “Young Gifted and Black Panel” and has been invited by The W. K. Kellogg foundation to participate as a performer and panelist at The National Day of Racial Healing.

This Duke Ellington School of The Arts graduate has a discography that spans from 2006 to present day with 6 solo and group projects under her belt. She released her highly anticipated and widely praised first full-length solo album, “The Blooming,” in September 2011. The leading single “I Got A Man” produced by award winning DJ Jazzy Jeff went on to become selected as the theme music to BET’s original series Being Mary Jane. In 2016 Maimouna recorded a full-length project with Grammy Award Winning producer 9th Wonder and The Soul Council and most recently in 2017 she released another full-length album with producer and Musical Director for J. Cole, DJ Dummy the Genius. The 17-track all original album entitled Vintage Babies featuring TDE’s SIR, Common, Malik Yusef and Ra Brown is already making its mark on the international music scene with its single “Shine Your Light” placing at number 6 on UK Indie music charts. In the same year she teamed back up with DJ Jazzy Jeff to lend her vocals and penmanship to his group project “Chasing Goosebumps” by The Playlist featuring Glenn Lewis.

Maimouna Youssef’s film credits include a spot on the sound track of OWN network’s Queen Sugar with international rapper Oddisee, a cameo performance in the 2017 Hit movie “Girls’ Trip”, features on bCNN, FOX 45 and MSNBC and let’s not forget her memorable performance in the 2007 hip hop documentary film “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party”. In 2018 Youssef began branching out, in true renaissance-woman fashion, into the world of radio. Youssef is currently the celebrity host of The Adams Morgan Youth Leadership Academy’s weekly podcast on Full Service Radio, which broadcasts from the Line Hotel in Adams Morgan DC.

Maimouna has rocked the stages of many renowned venues and festivals such as Denver Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, New York City’s Legendary Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Center with The National Symphony Orchestra, & Carter Barron Amphitheater, Art of Cool Festival in Durham NC, and Beverly Bond’s Black Girls Rock in NYC, as well as international festivals and venues such as Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, South Africa’s Cape Town Jazz Festival, the legendary New Africa Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, The Ruben Dario National Theater in Managua Nicaragua, The Capital Jazz Cruise & The Recording Academy’s “Grammys Festival At Sea”!

Behind the scenes, Youssef serves as a governor for the DC chapter of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Board as well as a mentor for several Grammy U affiliated young aspiring artists. In 2016 she launched her very own artist development company, MKY Entertainment Group. She has received recognition from several local non-profit organizations such as One Common Unity, Bmore News, & Womb Work Productions as well as Mayor Luis Fernando Castellanos Cal of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico for her outstanding service and commitment to the youth worldwide. There’s so much on the horizon for Maimouna Youssef’s rising star. Follow her on social media and stay tuned for her next great adventure on the worldwide music scene.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104